We seem to be in a three decade cycle of belief in open-ended potential for positive change.
I was born too late to experience it properly, but when I was younger I always felt the 1960s had been the most magical time in human history.
For the first time ever the established hierarchies had been seriously questioned and challenged,. Still today some of the most extraordinary music ever came from that period, transcending existing genres time and again. The civil rights movement shifted nations. Psychedelics became mainstream, shaping the worldview of many who became social activists or some later became CEOs.
This was a time when the young – for a moment- believed that they could change the world, throwing away the past and transforming society in sometimes unimaginable ways.